KATHY SLOANE Director, Photographer, Co-producer

Kathy Sloane began her professional life as a self taught photographer in Keystone Korner Jazz Club in 1974, drawn to the music of improvisation, beauty and resistance that became a metaphor for her of the struggles of the 1960's in which she participated as a literature and writing teacher.

Witness to Hiroshima, Sloane’s first film, is an organic continuation of her work as a freelance still photographer. For 35 years she has committed herself to photographing the multicultural life of the Bay Area with the task of understanding and depicting the myriad ways various communities give meaning and value to all of our lives.

Among her clients are: The San Francisco Foundation, The Council of Foundations, Oakland Unified School District, Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley. She has exhibited in New York, Oakland and San Francisco California, Grenada, West Indies and France, and has won numerous awards for her still photographs, five of which are part of the Ken Burns series “Jazz.”

Kathy Sloane's Filmography (PDF)